Heather Mills is doing Dancing On Ice for charity and fellow amputees

Heather Mills has been talking about the reasons behind her decision to compete in ITV’s Dancing On Ice.

Speaking at today’s press launch of the ice skating show, Mills who is the patron of the Hunts Point Alliance charity which helps impoverished children in The Bronx, New York said:

“The charity’s been suffering a lot, I’ve been funding it always and they said they’d give us a good fee for the charity so I thought that would be good.”

“The other reason I did it is, I’ve got 6,000 amputees on my website who look to me for inspirational things to do, jumping out of planes or skiing down a mountain so I thought this would be a really good one try. I didn’t realise it would be the hardest thing ever to do.”

Heather also admitted that she wanted to do the show for her six year old daughter saying:

“My daughter is so excited, she’s already got a matching little leotard made up to match me and she’s just learnt to ice-skate.

“Now I can take her ice-skating and she’s not going to have a disabled mum that can’t do anything with her.”

On how she will be perceived by the public Mills added:

“To be honest I don’t know what the public perception is, I just know what the media perception is. What I know is that I’ve had nothing but people coming up to me in the streets and telling me,’we’re there for you, we’re rooting for you’. The underdog, the David and Goliath thing has created a huge amount of support from people and affection, and it’s been quite overwhelming actually.

“People relate to things you’ve gone through so it will be very interesting to see whether they are the people that watch the show.”

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!